Monday, May 31, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #15

Hi All - sorry I've been missing for the past few weeks in blog world, my day job is keeping me super busy and I'm not finding any time to stamp or blog.

I'm hardly finding the time to keep up and read other blogs too.... I feel like the world has flown by the past few week and I've had my head wrapped around work and catching planes on time. As I type I've actually just gotten off a plane in sunny Cairns :)

I squeezed in time before I left home to make this floral birthday card. (which my other half says looks like a jungle theme!) Funny how our minds work so differently!!!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this weeks challenge - Good Luck

I've used:

Paper - Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive
Ink - Blush Blossom and Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set - Cottage Garden (again!) and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other: Nestabilities, Satin Ribbon, Paper flowers and a Brad

Here is the colour pallet

Click the names below and check out the absolutely fantastic designs of the other team members for challenge # 15!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #14

Happy Monday to you all!

I hope that you had a great weekend, I had a lovely breakfast with my Mum and Sister at a french patisserie. The hot chocolate I had was a like a warm moose that was wonderfully rich - so divine I can't wait to go back for another one.

Once again we had another blue on green colour challenge as some of you might remember I don't like this combo together but on this card I've only used a slight hint of blue on the flowers so it's hardly noticeable.

Still loving the Cottage Garden stamp set :)

I've used:

Paper - Whisper White, Handsome Hunter and Cameo Coral
Ink - Handsome Hunter, Ballet Blue and Cameo Coral
Stamp Set - Well Worn Words, Butterfly Prints and Cottage Garden
Other: Nestabilities and Pearls

Here is the colour pallet

Click the names below to see the designs of the other design team members for this week.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Follow Picture Perfect Creations - Crafty Challenges

Megan and the DT members (including me) from Picture Perfect Creations - Crafty Challenges want to get some more followers!!!!!!!!
So Megan has some wonderful blog candy on offer - check out the blog here

All you have to do to win is become a follower of PPC-CC AND submit a design this week for the #13 color combo challenge! Winner will get 12 yards of Shabby Vintage Seam Binding donated by our very own PPC Creator, Debbie!!! The contest ends at 10am EST on Monday, May 24th.

So be quick and enter - remember that you don't need to be a card maker, it can be any kind of craft - just so long as you use the colour combo!!!!!!!!

Here is what you can win............

Clean and Simple #90

I just love the new cottage garden stamp set and when I finally got it I couldn't wait to put it to use!!!
I've used it here with the Clean and Simple fall to layout #90
This lay out was very easy to put together and I think it has a great impact.

Hope you like it.....

I've used:
Paper - Very Vanilla, Rich Razzelberry and Pale Plum
Ink -
Rich Razzelberry and Pale Plum
Stamp Set - Cottage Garden and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other: Twine
, Pearl Pin and Pearls

Here is the layout

Monday, May 17, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #13

Oh gosh I'm traveling for work again this week so I didn't have much time to create this for Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo. I don't know if you can see in this picture but I've stamped the little boat in versamark on the background and it looks really good (when you see it in person!).

It will be great when all this travel stops and I can spend some quality time at my craft desk!!

I've used:

Paper - Green Gallore, Basic Grey and Basic Black
Ink - Basic Black, Green Gallore and Basic Grey
Stamp Set - Nursery Necessities and Teeny tiny sentiments
Other: Nestabilities

Here is the colour pallet

Click the names below to see the designs of the other design team members for this week.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Baptisim Card Feature

A quick update to let you all know that one of my baptism cards (featured here in the picture below) has been featured on Debbie's website - Quilts Galore and More

Go check out her website and my feature!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

House warming flowers

My Mum brought me these beautiful flowers as a little house warming gift. She knows that I love pink so I immediately loved them, but what made them stand out was the vibrant fragrance that came from the roses. I wish I could post the smell on here to share it with you all!! It's not often these days that you get a nice smelling rose from the flower shop.

I've been walking past these flowers in my lounge room for the past few days and every time I walk past them I get a waft of their beautiful fragrance. I wish they could last for ever but I'll just have these pictures to remind me.

Thanks Mum :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #12

Here is this weeks colour challenge from Megan at Picture Perfect Creations

I've never used these colours together before and I think they look really good.

I've used:

Paper - Perfect Plum, Bravo Burgundy, Sage Shadow and Soft Suede
Ink -
Bravo Burgundy and Soft Suede
Stamp Set - All the best and Teeny tiny sentiments
Other: Flower punch, corner rounder punch and crystal effects

Here is the colour pallet

What have the other Design Team member's created this week??????? Click the names below to see their designs.

Just Add Ink and Sweet Sunday

This card is for the Just Add Ink #16 challenge and the Sweet Sunday Sketch #67 Challenge.

I'm currently traveling for work and I missed getting this posted in time for the Sweet Sunday deadline BUT I'm still in time for JAI!

I've used:

Paper - Ruby Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink
Ink -
Ruby Red
Stamp Set - Whimsical Words and Pocket Silhouettes
Other: Soft Suede ribbon, paper flowers and one HUGE pink bling brad

Here is the colour pallet

And the sketch

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Absolutely Beautiful Things

There is one blog that started my whole blog experience. It is a major reason why I blog now and where I love to spend many hours gaining inspiration.

This blog was one of the first blogs I'd read and I found it at a time when I needed it most. I was looking for something....I wasn't sure what that something was at the time but this blog was it!
It is beautiful, inspirational and uplifting. I just sit on the edge of my chair hoping that there will be a new post every time I log onto my computer. I love the regular Friday flowers post, the inspirational pictures and most of all the stunning work of Anna. This blog is of course Absolutely Beautiful Things.

I've been wanting to go into her store for many years now but never seemed to find the time so when I saw she was having a one day only sale, I thought - This is it!

Image by Anna

I can't believe (well I can actually) how many people were there!! I knew she was big but I didn't realise how popular she and her ginger jars are. While I waited 45 minutes in line for the doors to open and watched the crowd grow all I could hear were people talking about the ginger jars, it seemed everyone wanted one!!!

The last 5 minutes to opening time was a killer, the anticipation and excitement in the crowd was growing. Finally Anna came to the door to let us in!!!!!!!!

While I had been in line I spotted this cute little wooden table - I'm not sure where I'm going to put it just yet but I knew it had to be mine. When I looked to see how much this beautiful thing was going to hurt my hip pocket I couldn't believe my eyes - $2 - yep that's right TWO DOLLARS!!!! I couldn't wait to get inside and see the rest.

There was so much beautiful fabric, such lovely textures and patterns. (Don't tell any one but secretly I'm a fabric hoarder!) I picked up bundle after bundle until my little arms couldn't hold any more. I had to stop and reassess - did I really need all this fabric.............
I didn't..... so I decided to put a bunch back and only keep the fabric I thought I could really use.
I'll have to show you what I come up with for this pretty pile of fabric.

As I waited in the huge line to pay, these cute little blue birds caught my eye. Another bargain at $2 each. (although one has a little broken nose I still think he is very cute)

I wanted to look through the store and see what I had missed in my haste to check out the fabric but there were so many people in the store I couldn't really move. But as I left the store there was hardly anything left anyway!!!!

The sale was a huge success for Anna, her and her staff did an amazing job with so many people.

I can't wait until the store is refurbished and is reopen so I can go back when there are less people and I can take my time, browse and take everything in.

I'm so happy with my purchases and can't wait for them to find homes in my house.
Thank you Anna and the Black and Spiro staff!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #11

What a beautiful colour combo Megan has used this week at Picture Perfect Creations.

I was quite impressed at how easy this card came together and the colours seem to match perfectly.

The beautiful flowers were shown to me by my BFF - she should have her creation up on her site soon so check out her site.

Here is what I've created

I've used:
Paper - Very Vanilla, Basic Grey and Baja Breeze (we don't have Bermuda Bay here in Australia)
Ink -
Stamp Set - Great Friend and Stem Sayings
Other: Sliver embossing powder

Here is the colour pallet

Jump over to the other Design Team member's blogs to see their designs for the week.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Clean and Simple - Fall to layout #88

Yippee more creating in my new craft room! I'm loving the new cottage garden DSP so I've decided I need to buy the coordinating stamp set - can't wait for it to arrive.

Here is my creation for the FTL #88

I've used:
Paper - Whisper White, Rich Razzelberry and Cottage Garden DSP
Ink - Rich Razzelberry
Stamp Set - Ocassional Greetings
Other: Rich Razzelberry Ribbon, Felt Flowers and one white brad

Here is the sketch

Monday, May 3, 2010

Surprise in the mail

I love getting mail and it's even better when you aren't expecting it!!!!!!!!!

Check out this beautiful stash of flowers, ribbon and dew drops my BFF sent me.

She is such an amazing friend and she even put everything in our favorite colours - hers is light green and mine is pink!

It's a public holiday here so I've been very productive this weekend and the house is starting to look like a house! Nearly all the boxes have been unpacked and everything is finding it's place.

I hope your Monday has been lovely :)

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #66

YAY I've finally got into my craft room and started creating again!!!!!!!!!! WOOT!!
(now just to wait for the internet to get connected so I can post regularly)

Here is my take on the Sweet Sunday Sketch #66 - even though I missed the cut off I thought I'd post it any way!!!

I've used:
Paper - Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink - Bashful Blue
Stamp Set - Fox and Friends and Nursery Necessities
Other: Nestablilities

Here is the sketch